Udaya Pant

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Maha Sati - Poem by Udaya Pant

Maha Sati*

She grew up
In a happy family
She sacrificed
All her ambitions
And every comfort
For the wellbeing
Of everyone in family

She was married
With some difficulty
For less Education
Her in-laws and spouse
Of a modest family!

She made no complaints
Tried to live happily
Whatever came her way
Destiny tested her
And her relations!

She fell chronically ill
Couldn’t afford treatment
At her husband’s place
Came to her parents
Her in-laws forgot her
Left to her fate
She did not complain!

One day we saw
She took a drastic decision
Self immolated herself
To spare every one
Trying to help her
Instead of her husband
She was Maha Sati!


*Great Sati (Sati system was earlier prevalent in Central India, in the medieval period; where women would self-immolate them after the death of their husband

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  • (12/7/2009 10:45:00 PM)


    Its the bhava chakra its the wheel of life and if your head ain't right you might not make it through the night-

    A poem I wrote if I can find the paper I will finish about reading what i wrote when I dreamed of being a bhavisatva- before I found my family
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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2009



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